'80s Inspired 30th Birthday Party Decorations

Despite its sometimes daunting reputation, turning 30 is an occasion to celebrate! The big 3-0 is a huge milestone, as it marks your third decade of life. We can't think of a better way to honor the special day than by throwing an epic and nostalgic birthday bash, '80s style!

We've put together some of our favorite ideas for '80s-inspired decorations for a 30th birthday party. So get inspired, and get excited to celebrate!


  • Pac-Man Garland

    You can't have an '80s-inspired 30th birthday party without paying homage to the iconic Pac-Man! The arcade video game rose to popularity in the early '80s and forever remains a symbol of the time. We love this clever idea for a simple Pac-Man party garland.

    Image via Hostess with the Mostess

  • Vintage Record Dessert Stand

    Every successful birthday party needs yummy desserts! Display those sweets on vinyl with this fun throwback idea.

    Image via Bubby and Bean

  • DIY Disco Balls

    Disco balls are a must-have for all things '80s, and all things celebratory! Have some fun decorating for the big 3-0 with these adorable DIY miniature disco balls.

    Image via A Subtle Revelry

  • 30 Sucks! (But Not Really)

    Lollipops are a timeless treat, but they were especially popular among youth in the 80's. This funny "30 Sucks!" sign, displayed alongside 30 lollipops, is sure to be a hit among guests.

  • Neon Cake

    While we wouldn't normally categorize dessert as decoration, a cake this intricate and out-there definitely deserves the title! Celebrate your 30th birthday, and the wild decade that started it all, with this super fun neon cake.

    Image via The Family Kitchen

  • Photo Booth

    A homemade photo booth can be the life of any party, especially when it comes equipped with themed props and decor like this one! Send your guests on a trip down memory lane with this '80s-inspired photo booth stand.

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